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A Leafhopper (Limotettix pseudosphagneticus)

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Overview

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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for A Leafhopper (Limotettix pseudosphagneticus). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Limotettix pseudosphagneticus in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1?
Global RankGNR
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


Identification: A leafhopper with a short, blunt head. The scutellum shorter than the pronotum. A leafhopper using Eleocharis as host is likely to be Limotettix. Length: male, 3.2-3.5mm; female, 3.5-3.8mm.

Similar Species: L. schedia is the same color but transverse band on the crown more centrally located.

Habitat: Bog, sedge meadow, perhaps other wetlands with Eleocharis spp. Found in isolated pockets of wet-mesic sand prairie vegetation along firebreaks at an Indiana barrens.

Host Plant: Sedges. Taken on Eleocharis elliptica in Michigan, Eleocharis sp. In Ontario. Cyperus diandrus mat at Presque Isle, PA. May use other Cyperaceae as well.

Associated Species: Found with L. cuneatus, another sedge-feeding species, in Indiana.

State Distribution: Black River State Forest, Jackson Co.

Global Distribution: A boreal species with the southern limit of distribution near 44 degrees latitude. Found in the following states/provinces: WI, MI, ONT, MB, PA, and IN.

Status Comments: This species was newly described in 1994. Range is yet to be determined.

Rationale for Species Listing and Threats: Potentially mossing activities, draining and filling of wetlands.

Phenology: Adults mid-July to mid-August, perhaps later.

Life and Natural History: Eggs are laid in plant tissues. There are five nymphal instars. Adults, particularly males, produce courtship calls.

Survey Guidelines: Sweepnet for species in clumps of the foodplant. Pick up individuals from foodplants with an aspirator.

Inventory, Monitoring and Research Needs: Surveys in wetlands needed.

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Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017